The vaccination operation will resume on January 17 for residents in CHSLDs in Mauricie and Center-du-Québec. Some 1,830 doses of Moderna’s vaccine arrived late Friday.
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Thanks to this new delivery, all users, approximately 2,296 people, will have received their first dose of the vaccine by Tuesday. It must be said that they are 800 to have already been vaccinated. However, there will be additional time for users of the Cooke accommodation centers in Trois-Rivières and Frederic-George-Heriot in Drummondville.
“That’s excellent news! They can all be vaccinated. The only exclusion is the two emerging CHSLDs. Since this is not a good time for a successful vaccination. So, we have reserved just over 400 needed doses. Our teams will analyze the situation and as soon as we can do so, we will vaccinate people, ”explained Nathalie Boisvert on Friday, who is the Deputy President and CEO of the Integrated University Health and Social Services Center of la Mauricie-et-du-Center-du-Québec (CIUSSS MCQ).
Vaccination in RPA?
Vaccination in private seniors’ residences will still have to wait. The CIUSSS MCQ hopes to start the operation in February. Teams are currently working on a plan and it should be tabled next week.
The Table of RPAs in the region is sorry not to have been consulted, but it was finally informed of the deadline Friday at the end of the day.
“We would like to be consulted. We want to be partners with the network. Then, for that, we are even ready to move. As, for example, we have elderly people who are mobile, so we can bring them with specialized transport. We can collaborate and we can lend a hand! We want to be a good partner. All the more so as we can not wait, because during that time our elderly people are locked in their rooms, ”the spokesperson for the Table des RPA de la Mauricie and Center-du-Rhône told TVA Nouvelles. Quebec, Richard Maziade.
So far, 6,334 doses have been administered in the region. For the moment, it is impossible to know the impact of the delay of Pfizer on the territory. On the other hand, the 3,000 doses of the vaccine are still expected next Tuesday for workers in the health network.